CPW or Chlorinated Paraffin Wax or CPs wax is the most complex and multifunctioning mixture that contains the compounds of polychlorinated n-alkanes. Its basic nature is different than PVC but it becomes industrially highly useful when mixed with PVC. To be exact about the formulation and development of CPW, we can say that the common degree of chlorination of Chlorinated Paraffin Wax can clearly vary between low of 30 to the high of 70 wt. Chlorinated Paraffin Wax has their own category carbon chain and the length of chain also varies from other material. Chlorinated Paraffin Wax is subdivided on the basis of the length of carbon chain and then they are divided and converted into variety of chains.
Short chain of Chlorinated Paraffin Wax is measured as SCCPs, C10–13Medium chain:
Medium chain of Chlorinated Paraffin Wax is measured as MCCPs, C14–17Long chain:
Long chain of Chlorinated Paraffin Wax is measured as LCCPs, C>17
These are the measure that becomes the reason of significant changes in the colour or types of CPW. The length difference of these chain and chlorine content can become of the reason of CPW being yellowish or colourless. The structure of CPW could be solid or liquid as result of these differentiations.